Marriage equality – part two

29/02/2024 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability, dear reader!  Welcome back, dear Reader! Last time we explored how the Disability Support Pension is inextricably tied to marriage rights in Australia. We learned that even if your paramour got down on bended knee at Taylor Swift’s Aussie Eras tour to ask you to take the …

Marriage equality – part one

17/11/2023 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability, dear reader!  I want you to imagine something for a minute.  Imagine that one of your clients has met their soulmate–that one true person that they want to spend the rest of their life with. Now imagine that they have been proposed to in one of the …

Consent and Disability is A LOT more nuanced than you might think: How do we foster a culture of consent in a care setting, and outside of it too?

25/09/2023 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability. Over the past couple of years, discussions of consent have become a touchstone of the world around us. Pop onto any social justice followers Instagram or Twitter and it won’t take you long to see some version of “consent is sexy” on someone’s post. Funnily enough though, …

Good care is hard to find… Literally. How do you find, hire and keep good personal support workers, and what to do if it doesn’t work out

03/07/2023 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability. We talk about care in the disability space a lot, but one of the areas that we rarely talk about in the space is how we, as disabled folks, find, hire and keep good care staff.    What should you consider when recruiting?  What boundaries are good …

When is disability disclosure “too much” on a date, and how can we disclose about our disabilities with confidence? 

03/04/2023 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability. One of the hardest parts of dating while disabled is the act of disclosing our disabilities (and all that they may entail) to a prospective partner. I can tell you from experience how absolutely nerve-wracking it is to know that a partner is okay with you being …

“AND THEN WHAT?” A guide for healthcare professionals for after you bring up sex and disability

03/03/2023 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability. Talking about sex can be awkward, uncomfortable and uneasy for so many of us. What do you say? How do you help someone feel good about themselves and help them honour their sexuality? If you are a practitioner or rehab professional trying to be supportive of a …

How to talk to your disabled teen about sex

03/02/2023 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability with your fave disabled person on the internet, me, Andrew Gurza.  One of the things that is sorely lacking in our sex education today, is sex education that is geared towards disabled teenagers and disabled people in general. It is not something that is taught in schools …

New year, new disability awareness goals

03/01/2023 0 Comments

Welcome back to Caring About Sex and Disability.   Well, friends, we made it to 2023.  Let’s be really quiet and careful not to touch anything… It has been a tough year for a lot of us, with COVID still looming and taking its toll on disabled community members, the loneliness of disability whilst trying …

Inclusive practitioners for people with disabilities

03/12/2022 0 Comments

Hello, lovely readers and welcome to another edition of Caring About Sex and Disability.   First off, I gotta say, “Happy International Day of People with Disabilities!”  If you are disabled or chronically ill, I see you.  You are valid and important and deliciously disabled!   On the blog this month, I want to answer …

Why does sexuality and disability matter in the rehab space?

03/11/2022 3 Comments

Hello dear reader, and welcome to our first blog in the series, Caring About Sex and Disability.  My name is Andrew Gurza, and I am an award-winning Disability Awareness Consultant who lives with Cerebral Palsy and uses a power wheelchair.  I am so excited to work on this blog with you and bring you consistent …